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alarm

variants: also alarum

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1 suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune

  • observed with alarm the man staggering toward the edge of the cliff
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2 the act or an instance of telling beforehand of danger or risk

  • in a daring midnight ride Paul Revere gave the alarm that British troops were approaching
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fear, dread, fright, alarm, panic, terror, trepidation mean painful agitation in the presence or anticipation of danger. fear is the most general term and implies anxiety and usually loss of courage.
    • fear of the unknown
dread usually adds the idea of intense reluctance to face or meet a person or situation and suggests aversion as well as anxiety.
    • faced the meeting with dread
fright implies the shock of sudden, startling fear.
    • fright at being awakened suddenly
alarm suggests a sudden and intense awareness of immediate danger.
    • view the situation with alarm
panic implies unreasoning and overmastering fear causing hysterical activity.
    • the news caused widespread panic
terror implies the most extreme degree of fear.
    • immobilized with terror
trepidation adds to dread the implications of timidity, trembling, and hesitation.
    • raised the subject with trepidation

alarm

variants: also alarum

Synonyms and Antonyms of alarm

1 to strike with fear

  • I donʼt want to alarm you, but I think you should know thereʼs a bear on your back porch
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give one the creeps, make one's flesh creep (or crawl)

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